Having said what I just said, TNR's inappropriate silence on what to do about Iraq today is vastly preferable to Michael Ignatieff's ridiculously prolix mea culpa for having supported the invasion in the first place. I'm with Poulos:

... like many people Ignatieff's piece left me with ... a creeping sensation of dread, an actual intellectual dampness and a dankness of the soul. Rarely does one see so many grotesquely obsequious yet arrogantly obtuse self-assurances crammed into a single apology.



Indeed. This is one of those rare cases where the ranting, pleased-with-itself HuffPo takedown of the piece more or less spoke to my feelings as well.

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